Stamping Techniques

Accented Blooms Watercolor Wash Technique

Today I'm sharing a technique card that uses one of my favorite stamp sets that was introduced last year...Accented Blooms.  

Accented Blooms Watercolor Wash card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  

The technique is called Watercolor Wash and is surprisingly easy to do.   It was a huge hit with my Stampin' Club Members.  See below for more details.

DOstamping Accented Blooms card:

  • Stamps: Accented Blooms
  • Paper:
    • Blackberry Bliss (8-1/2" x 4-1/4" card base) 
    • Shimmery White (3-7/8" square) 
    • Whisper White (3-7/8" square for inside, scrap for punch)
  • Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo
  • Heat Emboss: Stamp image with Versamark ink on Shimmery White paper.  Cover with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Remove excess and melt with Heat Tool.
  • Other:  Tailored Tag Punch, Nature's Twine, AquaPainter, SNAIL, Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals

Accented Blooms Watercolor Wash card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  

How'd She DO That? Accented Blooms Watercolor Wash Tips:

  1. Heat emboss image as described above.
  2. Use Aqua Painter to lightly cover the areas to be colored with water. 
  3. Squeeze ink pad together and open.  Pick up some of the ink pooled in the inside cover and "wash" color over the floral images (Blackberry  Bliss and Flirty Flamingo).  NOTE: You may want to pull a little ink off the brush before coloring - as you can always add more color.  Let completely dry.  Then adhere to 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" folded Blackberry Bliss card base.
  4. Stamp sentiment on scrap of white and cut with Tailored Tag Punch.  Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Loop a piece of Nature's Twine and adhere behind tag with Glue Dots.

What do you think?  Cool, huh?

If you haven't added the Accented Blooms stamp set to your collection yet, be sure to add it to your shopping bag today!  Oh, and don't forget to get the Tailored Tag Punch too.  

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Accented Blooms Watercolor Wash card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  

 


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July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with 3 new Product Suites!  #dostamping #paperpumpkin #cardkits #papercrafting

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  • Giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with the kit  
  • Combine these suites with July's kit and you can expand your crafting experience.  

Coordinating Suites = SO many fun projects

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More details about July's "On My Mind" Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
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Vintage Style Daisy Lane Card & 3 Ways to Sponge

Last weekend we spent an extended weekend at our cabin.  It was nice and peaceful, which gave me time to stamp for fun. 

One of the stamp sets I brought with me as the NEW Daisy Lane stamp set.  Also available in a Bundle & Save 10% with the NEW Medium Daisy Punch.  This was one of the projects I came up with...

Vintage style Daisy Lane (from Stampin' Up!) card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #daisylane

For this card, I kinda went "old school" and reached for my Stamping Sponges, which I haven't done in a long time.  It actually brought back memories from when I first began stamping.  Sponging was all the rage!

DOstamping Vintage Daisy Lane card:

  • Stamps/Bundles: Daisy Lane
  • Paper:
    • Sahara Sand (11" x 4-1/4" card base, scrap for "tag") 
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4")
    • Old Olive (scrap for 3-1/8" x 1-13/16" rectangle)
    • Crushed Curry (scraps for daisies)
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Old Olive
  • Other:  Stamping Sponges, Timeless Label Punch, Linen Thread, SNAIL, Glue Dots, & Stampin' Dimensionals
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Vintage style Daisy Lane (from Stampin' Up!) card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #daisylane

How'd She DO That? tips:

Create a different kind of background with a "swiped" direct to paper look from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #papercrafting #stampingtechniques

Direct to Paper Technique:

  • On Whisper White panel, swipe Sahara Sand ink using Direct to Paper technique.  Drag ink pad across cardstock.  
  • I did the top half in one direction and the bottom half in the other direction
  • TIP:  depending on how firmly you press on to the cardstock will determine how dark the ink will transfer.  I prefer a light to medium "press" (you can always add more if you want).

Learn 3 types of sponging from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #papercrafting #stampingtechniques

Three Ways to Sponge:

  1. For the "swiped" panel, first stamp multiple leaves with Old Olive ink, stamp a couple times before re-inking again.  Then sponge the edges using a "circular" motion.  Start off the cardstock (on scratch paper), moving onto the edges of the panel.  Repeat on all four sides.  Repeat again for a darker edge (the photo shows a darker edge)
  2. For the Old Olive Rectangle, I used a "flicking motion".  Hold the cardstock in one hand and the sponge in the other.  Press sponge onto ink pad, then "flick" the sponge against the edges of the cardstock.
  3. For the Daisy pieces:
    1. Cut 4 flowers using the Medium Daisy Punch (you'll need 2 flowers for each full flower)
    2. The flowers I pounced ink in the center, carefully moving outwards a little bit.  Then "flick" the tip of the petals.  NOTE:  you'll need to flower punch outs for each flower.
    3. The flower center is stamped stamped tone-on-tone (Sahara Sand) using the large daisy image.  Sponge the center, then fussy cut out (or use 1/2" circle punch.  Then "flicked" the edges.

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Transform Timeless Label punch out into a tag by trimming off one end.  I see myself using this "trick" a lot in the future!

Vintage style Daisy Lane (from Stampin' Up!) card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #daisylane

I have to admit, this was not the card I started out to create.  But as I only brought limited supplies with me, it forced me to go in a different direction.  In the end, I was more than pleased with the finished card.  What do you think?

So...you may have noticed over the past few weeks, I seem to have a new "favorite" stamp set each week.

This week, my favorite is the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118 - save 10%)

  • It's easy to show your friends & family how much you love and support them with a stunning daisy card, like today's card.
  • And...the Medium Daisy Punch is a fun way to add daisies to your projects (size is approximately 1-5/8")

You'll definitely want to add the Daisy Lane Bundle to your shopping bag today!  And while there, be sure to stop by the Clearance Rack, as it's been refreshed with new deals!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Vintage style Daisy Lane (from Stampin' Up!) card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #daisylane Stampin' Up! color combo Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Crushed Curry from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


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Stamping with the STARS #317: Wild Rose Floating Frame Inspiration

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts317.  This week we're showcasing Floating Frame cards.

Stampin with the STARS #DOswts317 Floating Frame Technique #dostamperstars #dostamping #papercrafting

Floating Frame Technique using To a Wild Rose (from Stampin' Up) shared by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #DOswts317 #dostamping #dostamperstars #stampingtechnique #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup
The Floating Frame Technique has been floating around the internet lately and the STARS thought we should give it a try.  I've seen a couple different ways of doing it.  For my cards today, I used Glad Press'n Seal.

Floating Frame Technique using To a Wild Rose (from Stampin' Up) shared by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #DOswts317 #dostamping #dostamperstars #stampingtechnique #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup

How'd She DO That? Wild Rose Floating Frame card:

  • Bundle: To a Wild Rose stamp set with Wild Rose Dies
  • Paper:
    • Basic Black (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base)
    • Whisper White (two of 4" x 5-1/2" (one for inside), and scrap for greeting die)  
    • Whisper White (full sheet for flowers and leaves)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Granny Apple Green
  • Other:  Rectangle Stitched Dies, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamping Tips: Stamp outline image first, then stamp "solid" image by stamping off first.  Then "detailed" image by stamping off first too.  I did this for both the flowers and leaves

Floating Frame Technique shared by Dawn Olchefske for #DOswts317 #dostamping #dostamperstars #stampingtechnique #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup

DOstamping Floating Frame Instructions:

  1. Stamp several flowers and leaves (To a Wild Rose)
  2. Die cut with matching dies (Wild Rose)
  3. Arrange (but do not adhere) on 5-1/2" x 4" piece of Whisper White
  4. Cover with a piece of Press'n Seal, to keep everything in place.  Smooth over lightly, but be sure to press down firmly over any "empty areas" (this will help to make sure everything stays together for the next steps)
  5. Trim off overhanging edges, THEN REMOVE - Whisper White panel (save)
  6. Die cut opening with Stitched Rectangle Die (2-9/16"x 4")
  7. Flip over and add a lot of Stampin' Dimensionals & Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (I used edge too).
  8. Adhere "frame" to saved Whisper White panel, then to folded card
  9. Stamp sentiment.

Floating Frame Technique using To a Wild Rose (from Stampin' Up) shared by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #DOswts317 #dostamping #dostamperstars #stampingtechnique #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup

Save the center piece to create another card

  • Adhere to 3-3/8"  x 4-3/8" Basic Black Stitched Rectangle
  • Adhere to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" folded So Saffron card base. 
  • Sentiment strip measures 5/8" x 4-1/4"

This is one of those kind of card techniques that takes a little extra time, but it's worth it.  Especially since it will create two cards!

Last note:  I'm completely in LOVE with our new dies.  Why?  Because the die shapes perfectly line up with the stamped image, yet there still is a little white space surrounding the shape after cutting.  It's a perfect cut each time!!

Get the To a Wild Rose Bundle today - you'll love it!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Floating Frame Technique using To a Wild Rose (from Stampin' Up) shared by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #DOswts317 #dostamping #dostamperstars #stampingtechnique #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup Stampin' Up! color combo Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


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Stampin' Up! Wild Rose Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #papercrafting #diecutting #stampindies

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Everything is Rosy Day 4: Triple Time Stamping & FB Live Replay

For Day 4 of  Everything is Rosy Product Medley, I have a couple of cards for you using the Triple Time Stamping Technique.

Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

The trick for Triple Time Stamping is to stamp all three of the white panels at the same time, by "stacking" them on top of each other.  Then add a mat for each layer and adhere together on the card re-aligning images.

How'd She DO That? tips for Triple Time Stamping Rosy card:

  • Product Medley: Everything is Rosy
  • Paper:
    • Night of Navy (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base) 
    • Whisper White (2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4"and 4" x 5-1/4")
    • Rose Gold Foil (from kit) (2-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2")
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue (note: flower center & pink leaf is Melon Mambo stamped-off)
  • Other:  Ribbon & label (from kit), Snail & Stampin' Dimensionals

Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

Take a closer look...the flower center & pink leaf are Melon Mambo ink stamped-off first.

 

Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

After making the first card, I challenged myself to make a masculine card with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Can you tell what's different?  There isn't the small top layer.  Let's call it, Double Time Stamping.

How'd She DO That? tips for Double Time Stamping Leaf card:

  • Product Medley: Everything is Rosy
  • Stamps: A Good Man (coming June 4)
  • Paper:
    • Night of Navy (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, and 3-1/4" x 4-1/2") 
    • Crumb Cake (3" x 4-1/4"and 4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
  • Other:  Tailored Tag Punch, Nature's Twine, Snail & Stampin' Dimensionals


Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

Take a closer look...the leaf on the sentiment piece was stamped with Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from A Good Man stamp set, coming June 4.

I was excited that I could create a masculine card with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley - as it gives it even more versatility!

WATCH VIDEO:  Everything is Rosy Product Medley - 8 projects!
Includes demonstrations of Quick & Cute cards, Flip-It cards and today's cards

This product medley is a must-have for any card maker.  With all of it's contents, you only have to add ink and cardstock. 

Add it to your shopping bag today, as the Everything is Rosy Product Medley will only be available during May, while supplies last!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

 

Triple Time Stamping with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit (available May 2019 only) shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #everythingisrosy #tripletimestamping

 


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Farewell Lovely As A Tree

What can I say...I'll definitely be missing the Lovely as a Tree when it officially retires June 3rd. 

Did you know...it is 18 years old?  The longest running stamp set.  It's timeless tree images will fill any landscape and keep you in tune with nature.  They're great for watercoloring, stamping techniques and more.

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set

 

As I take a stroll down memory lane, I'm reminded of how I developed as a stamper, card maker, photographer, as well as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  We all start at the beginning, but we don't always realized how far we've come.  

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Painters Tape Stamping Video, Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a Tree Painters Tape Stamping VIDEO

 

Saying Farewell to Stampin' Up!s Lovely as a Tree shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Lovely as a Tree Reflection Technique VIDEO

 

Saying Farewell to Stampin' Up!s Lovely as a Tree shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Lovely as a Tree Northern Lights Stamping Technique

 

Saying Farewell to Stampin' Up!s Lovely as a Tree shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Lovely as a Tree - Clear Block Shadow Background Technique

 

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Lovely as a Tree Embossed Resist Glitter: 

TIPS before starting: 

  1. Mix Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter together to get a glittery embossing powder.
  2.  Create "masking template": 
    • Temporarily adhere a 2-3/8"  x 4" piece of scrap cardstock in the very center of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of scrap cardstock (I used crumb cake). 
    • Trace around it, then remove it.  Use the tracing lines to cut out the center of the cardstock. 
    • Now the crumb cake piece will have a "window" for you to use for stamping and sponging.

Saying Farewell to Stampin' Up!s Lovely as a Tree shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Lovely as a Tree - Versamark Resist 

Tips for best results:

  1. Use Glossy Paper (retiring)
  2. Stamp images with Versamark Ink.
  3. Brayer or sponge ink over entire piece of stamped glossy paper.  Versamark stamped images will resist the ink.
  4. Optional:  add additional stamped images with another color.

Saying Farewell to Stampin' Up!s Lovely as a Tree shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Last, but not least, here's a Lovely as a Tree blast from the past (2005).   Not only does this card remind me of my earlier days, but reminds of where I  started with my stamping, as I had only been stamping for a couple of years by then. 

This card was created prior to starting my blog.  At the time, I was sharing my creations on the Splitcoaststampers online community.  I actually used a scanner to "capture" my cards and then uploaded them to the community.  I've come a long way since then.  To a camera, then added a photo tent, then upgraded my camera and now use my phone.  

Lovely as a Tree - Multicolored Heat Embossing

  1. Stamp tree with Versamark ink.
  2. Then sprinkle various colors of embossing powders in specific areas.  Just take a pinch for each area.
  3. When removing the excess - don't put it back in the embossing powder jars, as all of the colors will be mixed together. 
  4. Melt with heat tool and watch your creation come to life!

If you do own the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, I hope you enjoy this retirement showcase.  

If you don't have the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, you'll want to get it now, before it's gone.  As you can see from above, there is so much you can do with it!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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FREE Happiness Blooms Tutorial PDF

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  • May 2019
  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the Happiness Blooms Suite of products (pg 24-25 Occasions Catalog)
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 


Everything is Rosy Product Medley

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Stamping with the STARS #312: Recessed Panel Card Inspiration

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts312.  This week we're having fun with Recessed Panel cards!

Stamping with the STARS Recessed Panel inspiration hop #DOswts312 #dostamperstars #papercrafting #stamping #cardmaking Needlepoint Nook Suite Recessed Panel card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts312

I've seen Recessed Panel cards around for years, but have never made one.  If you search for them, you'll find samples of horizontal, vertical and diagonal versions.  I chose the diagonal version, as I like the visual interest.   I got out the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products and started to play!

DOstamping Needlepoint Recessed card supplies:

  • Whisper White Thick (11" x 4-1/4" card base) 
  • Whisper White (5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and scrap for punch)
  • Old Olive (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (3" x 6")
  • Rich Razzleberry (scrap for punch)

Needlepoint Nook Suite Recessed Panel card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts312

How'd She DO That? Recessed Panel Instructions:

  • On folded card base, adhere Designer Series Paper at a diagonal.  Align it at the bottom right corner, then align the opposite corner with the left edge of the card - see above.  (You could use a full panel of Designer Series Paper.  However, if you want your DSP to go farther, use a 3" x 6" piece.)
  • Cut both white and olive 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" panels at the same time.
    • Near the top left side, make a mark at 3/4" & 1-1/8".  On the right side, make a mark at 3" down from the top.
    • For top "half" - start at 3/4" mark on the left edge and cut diagonally over to 3" mark on the right edge.  Trim off 1/8" from top edge of white panel.
    • For bottom "half" - start at 1-1/8" mark on the left edge and cut diagonally down to the bottom right corner of the panels.  Trim off 1/8" from bottom edge of white panel.
    • Adhere white and olive panels together
  • Optional:  before adhering cut panels to card, add texture.
  • Adhere panels to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Decorate as desired

Needlepoint Nook Suite Recessed Panel card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts312

Take a Closer Look:

  • Look at all of the fun "stitching" on the lower panel and the greeting label.  I was giddy to discover how fabulous it looks.  Both are from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.
  • The Pretty Label Punch is perfect to cut the greeting label.
  • The finishing touch is the Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons and Old Olive Linen Thread.

Not sure why I waited so long to make a Recessed Panel card, it was fun to make.  Whether you make your panel vertical, horizontal or diagonal (like mine), I'm sure you'll have fun too!  Give it a try.

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Needlepoint Nook Suite Recessed Panel card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts312 Stampin' Up! Color Combo Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Petal Pink from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #lstampinup #colorcombo

 


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Stamping with the STARS #311: Spotlighting Technique Inspiration

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts311.  This week we're having fun with the Spotlighting Technique!

DOstamping with the STARS, Spotlighting Technique Inspiration Hop #DOswts311 #dostamperSTARS #stampinupSpotlighting Technique using Dandelion Wishes byStampin' Up!, created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts311

OK, I have to admit it.  When I was going through my stamp sets to select just the right image for the Spotlighting Technique, I did not even consider the Dandelion Wishes set.  But for some reason it "spoke to me" and  jumped into my hands.  So I went with it.  I'm glad I did, as I'm happy with the results.

How'd She DO That? Dandelion Wishes card:

  • Whisper White Thick (11" x 4-1/4" card base) 
  • Whisper White (4" x 3" and scrap)
  • Night of Navy (4-1/2" x 3-1/2" and scrap)

Spotlighting Technique using Dandelion Wishes byStampin' Up!, created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts311

Spotlighting Technique Instructions:

  • Select a stamp set to use ("outline images" work nicely for this technique)
    • I used Dandelion Wishes
  • Stamp image with black or neutral ink
    • I used Night of Navy
  • Stamp again with same ink on a scrap piece
    • or a different colored ink for more "solid image" type - I used Mango Melody
  • Die cut or punch out only a PORTION of the extra stamped image into a circle (or square, etc) to become the spotlight.
    • I used the 1" Circle and 1-1/8" Scallop Circle Punches. 
  • If needed, color the spotlight piece and layer onto a colored cardstock matte.
  • Then adhere the spotlight piece over the original image, lining up both images.

Wouldn't this be a nice card to let someone know you're thinking of them?

Let your stamps "speak" to you and give the Spotlighting Technique a try!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Spotlighting Technique using Dandelion Wishes byStampin' Up!, created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #DOswts311

 


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If you've been wondering about my STARS team...

  • My team is made up of newer to experienced stampers. 
  • Some are "happy shoppers" who are enjoying the 20-25% (or more) discount. 
  • Others are sharing their passion with friends and family, via casual get-togethers. 
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Stamping with the STARS #309: Texture Folder Stamping Inspiration

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts309...Texture Folder Stamping Inspiration!

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Here's my interpretation using the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)...

Sale-a-bration Home to Roost card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting 

How'd She DO That? tips for Texture Folder Stamping:

  • Select a Texture Impressions Emboss Folding 
  • Open the folder and on inside, front (the side with Sizzix & Stampin' Up!)...add ink to the folder.  You can use direct to folder with an inkpad, or sponge daubers to add different colors.  I used both.  I swiped the Mango Melody ink pad across the folder.  Then used a Sponge Dauber to add Poppy Parade ink in selected areas.
  • Use a Stampin' Spritzer to spray with water. 
  • Then press the cardstock onto the folder.  For a more of a watercolor look, "dance" your fingers across the paper.  For a more even look press down on the entire paper.
  • Optionally - skip the water - for more of a printed look.
  • When using water, use watercolor paper, Whisper White Thick or (what I prefer is) Shimmery White Paper. 

Texture Impressions Stamping card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #stampingtechniques

When using the instructions above - using the inside/front of the folder.  This is what kind of impression you'll get.  However, for me...it was a little to busy for what I was looking for (will use it another time).  

Instead, I tried it on the opposite of the folder and I got a different pattern, more of what I was looking for.  So experience with both sides of Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  You'll never know what you'll get.

Sale-a-bration Home to Roost card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting 

After creating my background, I thought the Sale-a-Bration Home to Roost would make a perfect fit!  This fabulous set is available FREE with a $50 order - until March 31st.   Get yours today!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is in full-swing!

You'll can earn FREE product  when you shop this month (orders are before tax/shipping):

  • Order $50 - choose a free SAB product
  • Order $100 - choose two $50 SAB products (or one $100 SAB product)
    • And qualify for my Host Code Gift (shown below)
  • Order $150 - choose three $50 SAB products or one of each $50 & $100 products)
    • Stampin' Rewards of $15
    • And qualify for my Host Code Gift (shown below)
  • Order $250 or more
    • Stampin' Rewards of $25
    • Additional Stampin' Rewards of $25 (woohoo!)
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